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Trend Micro Internet Security setup

I recently installed a wireless router for my new laptop along with Trend Micro Internet Security, I have received conflicting answers to which Personal Firewall Profile I should be using. The line comes from the phone jack to my DSL modem, from the modem to the Linksys router, then to the desktop computer where the Trend Micro Internet Security is installed. Should I be using profile, Direct Internet connection, or profile Home Network? Thanks for your help.

jcasparro

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I used Zone Alarm . . .

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forever. Then I got my router several years ago. Since my D-link (and all others) have a built in firewall, I uninstalled ZA and run the Windows XP firewall. Not dancing around your question, just stating that behind a router I don't use a firewall other than the one built into XP.

When I went out of town for 9 days and took my laptop, I installed ZA on it because I'd be connecting in hotel rooms. Now home behind my router, adios ZA.

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You have some good advise from the post above.

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The router is a Physcial Firewall and usually incorporate a software firewall too. There are sites that will test your "visibility" from online for free and will let you know if a hacker can "see" your computer.
Having a firewall is good but having too many layers of protection can slow internet connections sometimes dramatically depending on what your doing online.
Save your firewall software for when your are away from the safety behind a router.

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